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Acworth Plans a 'Dickens of a Christmas'

Holiday events are planned in downtown Acworth Dec. 7, 14 and 15.

Officials with the Acworth Downtown Development Authority and Historic Downtown Acworth Merchant Group are planning activities over the next few weeks that will usher in Santa Claus and the Christmas season.

Santa will arrive in Acworth on Dec. 7, and children can not only meet the jolly old man but also hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the Tree on Main Street. The event runs from 6:30-9 p.m. Pictures with Santa also will be available beginning at 6:45 p.m., and time slots can be scheduled starting at 6:15 p.m.

On Dec. 14, you can meet at the Old Depot on Main Street for an Old Fashioned Christmas Caroling stroll to sing favorite Christmas songs and learn about some of Acworth’s historic homes. The stroll will be lead by North Cobb Christian School students who will don Victorian Era costumes. 

The next day, Father Christmas will be at Frana Brown Park from noon-5 p.m. for photograph opportunities. Other activities will include a living nativity at Acworth Presbyterian Church, strolling victorian carolers and musicians throughout town, carriage rides and living windows with Charles Dickens Era scenes in downtown merchant store fronts.

For more information, go online to http://acworthdickensofachristmasyall.com.

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